Good Samaritan crew rescues four from water east of Resurrection Bay

17th Coast Guard District News
KODIAK, Alaska – The crew of the 58-foot good Samaritan fishing vessel Silver Storm rescued four fishermen from the capsized 57-foot fishing vessel Copasetic two miles south of Cape Puget 28 miles east of Resurrection Bay Wednesday evening.

Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstanders received a brief mayday call via VHF-FM radio at 6:02 p.m. from the crew of the Seward-based Copasetic. The Silver Storm crew reported to the watchstanders they had heard the transmission and they were a mile and a half away and en route to assist the Copasetic crew.

The Homer-based Silver Storm crew arrived on scene at 6:12 p.m. They safely recovered the four Copasetic crewmembers and reported to the watchstanders that they were heading to Chenega Island to disembark the four fishermen. The Silver Storm crew arrived at Chenega Island at 9:45 p.m. and were met by local emergency medical services for further care. There were no reported injuries.

Coast Guard Sector Anchorage personnel will be investigating the cause of the capsizing and sinking of the Copasetic. They will be working with the vessel owner to develop a salvage and response plan for the vessel. There is reportedly 2,100 gallons of diesel aboard the vessel.

The weather at the time of the incident was reported as winds of 23 mph with two-foot seas.

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